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Sri Banke Bihari ji ke sawaiya, 3 of 144

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३.
जै जै मचों ब्रज में चहूँ ओर, ते बोल रहे नर नारी जौ जै जै ।
जै जै कहें सब देब विमानन, ब्रह्मा त्रिलोचन बोलत जै जै ॥
जै जै कहें भृगु व्यास परासर, बोल रहे सनकादिक जै जै ।
जै जै ‘छबीले’ रँगीले रसीले की, बोलो श्रीबाँकेबिहारी की जै जै ॥

Verses for Sri Banke Bihari of Vrindavan written by by Bhakti era poet Chabeele.

Sri Banke Bihari ji ke sawaiya, 2 of 144

Banke Bihari Temple (Vrindavan, India)

२.
अंग ही अंग जड़ाऊ जड़े, अरु सीस बनी पगिया जरतारी ।
मोतिन माल हिये लटकै, लटुबा लटकै लट घूँघर वारी ॥
पूरब पुन्य तें ‘रसखानि’ ये माधुरी मूरति आय निहारी ।
चारो दिशा की महा अघनाशक, झाँकी झरोखन बाँके बिहारी ॥

Meaning of this sawaiya by Bhakti poet Raskhan:

Sri Banke Bihari is bejewelled with gemstone ornaments and he is wearing an elaborate head-dress a pagari embellished in zari-zardozi metallic threads. A pearl necklace around his neck is touching his heart, and his curly hair frames the face. Raskhan says that it is my love for Bihari ji from an earlier lifetime that brings me here to Vrindavan, where I come to admire my beloved Sri Banke Bihari ji through the framed doorway to his room :-)

Sri Banke Bihari ji ke sawaiya, 1 of 144

Krishna ke Braj ke sawaiya

१.
जामा बन्यो जरीतार को सुन्दर, लाल हैं बन्द और जर्द किनारी ।
झालरदार बन्यो पटुका, मोतिन की छबि लागत प्यारी ॥
जैसी ये चाल चलैं ब्रजराज, अहो बलिहारी है मौज तिहारी ।
देखत नैनन ताकि रही झुकि, झाँकी झरोखन बाँके बिहारी ॥

I first heard this sawaiya in a Raslila performance by Sri Hargovind ji’s group (from Vrindavan) in Chowk, Lucknow.

Sawaiya is kind of verse, written in the Bhakti period, (some five centuries or so ago) by Braj poets such as Surdas, Raskhan and others.

All the sawaiyas here are written in praise of Srimad Kunjviharine Banke Bihari ji of Vrindavan.

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